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(Ear Setback, Ear Reduction, Ear Pinning)

Otoplasty Addresses the following concerns

  • Ears that protrude too dramatically from the side of the head.
  • Asymmetrical ears.

The Procedure

  • Outpatient procedure performed in our AAAHC accredited surgery center under local anesthetic.
  • Incisions are located in the crease behind the ear and are very inconspicuous.
  • Cartilage is gently reshaped then held in place with sutures.
  • Sensation and ability to hear are maintained.

The Recovery

  • A soft dressing is applied to the ears after surgery and remains in place for three days. An athletic headband is worn continuously for ten days, and then at bedtime for at least three weeks.
  • Sutures are removed around six days after your surgery.
  • You can resume light activities the same or next day.
  • Swelling is mild to moderate and peaks at two to three days, and then disappears rapidly over the next three weeks.

The Result

  • Beautiful, balanced results.
  • Natural and presentable appearance the same week of surgery.


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Otoplasty   Ears that appear to stick out or are overly large can be helped by ear surgery.   An incision is made in the back of the ear so cartilage can be sculpted or folded. Stitches are used to close the incision and help maintain the new shape.   Creating a fold in the cartilage makes the ear lie flatter against the head and appear more normal.


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